The liquidators have reported that store closing sales are outpacing their expectations, with many of these stores moving to 40% off within the last few days. These locations have been incredibly busy the past few weeks, and associates at these stores deserve a special thank you for all they've done and will continue to do in the coming weeks.
I've also found a number of Borders employees griping about the customers. This one in particular sums up most of the complaints:
I'm in a liquidation store, and what kills me, at the register? Check totals are like $100 - $200 per customer! And this has been at 20% off, we just went to 25%.
Let me reiterate. 20% off! We've been desperately giving all of these customers basically 33% off everything for a year and a half now. Give them 20%? It's a massacre.
It's strange, isn't it, that people will come in and spend vast amounts of money while bemoaning the loss of a store, and yet they couldn't be bothered to come the month before and get a better price.
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